RICHARD HAYLEY-LEVER

(American, 1876-1958)

STILL-LIFE OF VIOLETS

Oil on Board

16 x 12 Inches

Signed Lower Left

This notable American Post-Impressionist artist was first active in St. Ives, England from c. 1895. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and became director of The Studio Art Club in Mount Vernon, New York and, during the summers, a prominent member of The Gloucester Art Colony. He exhibited widely and with great success during his lifetime and his works may be found in the permanent collections of museums nationwide including The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, The Baltimore Museum, The Detroit Institute of Arts, and the White House, Washington D.C. among many others.  We are pleased to offer this delicate and vibrant still-life dating to circa 1915.

Who Was Who in American Art, Falk, Vol. II, p.2005; Davenport’s Art Reference Guide, XV Edition, p. 1447; Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres, Vol.8, p. 595; Kunstlexicon, Thieme-Becker, Vollmer Supplement, Vol.III, p.220 et al.